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Primary season is ON! List of candidates on VC ballot here

Primary season is ON! List of candidates on VC ballot here

By George Miller,  originally published April, 2016 “You may ignore politics, but politics won’t ignore you.” 2016 is a Presidential election year. Although California has one of the last primaries, it may be decisive in helping to determine which candidates are on the November ballot. In addition, many down-ticket positions are up for election this […]

Special report on CA Fish & Game-related legislation- 2016 update

Special report on CA Fish & Game-related legislation- 2016 update

By Gaines and Associates Includes CA gun legislation status. . Editor’s Note: Gaines and Associates advocates on hunting and gun rights issues. GAINES & ASSOCIATES SPECIAL REPORT CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE 2016 SESSION UPDATE MAY 20, 2016 In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting in early December, the 2016 Session of the California State Legislature […]

Lawmaker accused of domestic violence to stay in Assembly leadership

Lawmaker accused of domestic violence to stay in Assembly leadership

Assemblyman Roger Hernández, who last week was placed under a temporary restraining order from his wife, will not be stripped of his committee chairmanship, Speaker Anthony Rendon said on Friday, despite pressure from the influential leaders of the women’s caucus. In a statement to CalWatchdog, Rendon, a Paramount Democrat, condemned domestic violence, but said he will not seek action at this […]

Bill raising sales tax cap passes CA Assembly

Bill raising sales tax cap passes CA Assembly

. Although Californians already pay some of the highest sales taxes in the nation, a bill that recently passed the Assembly paves the way for the sales tax to go even higher. Assembly Bill 464 increases to 3 percent (from the current 2 percent cap) the maximum sales tax rate that can be levied by […]

CA Assembly passes fast food franchise regs

CA Assembly passes fast food franchise regs

By James Poulos . As changing consumer tastes roil the fast food industry, the California Assembly passed a so-called “Franchise Bill of Rights” designed to transform the way franchisors like McDonald’s do business. Assembly Bill 525, introduced by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, would make it harder for franchisors to in effect fire franchisees — the owner/operators […]

GOP lawmaker Scott Wilk: Fund schools with high-speed rail bonds

GOP lawmaker Scott Wilk: Fund schools with high-speed rail bonds

Thousand Oaks: Jacqui Irwin says goodbye to seat she held for a decade

Thousand Oaks: Jacqui Irwin says goodbye to seat she held for a decade

By Kelsey Stuart “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in others,” said Lou Lichtl Thousand Oaks High School Principal as he commemorated Councilmember Jacqui Irwin’s service to the community. Over 20 members of the community came to congratulate and thank Irwin for her decade of service to the city on her […]

Republican Tide Crashes in California

Republican Tide Crashes in California

by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly   *Republished with permission of author In 2014, “the year of the Republican,” California was only the state in the nation that lost solidly Republican seats to Democrats. As the election results rolled in, the perfect, red Republican wave came to a crashing end on California’s sandy beaches. Despite being denied every […]

Support from the community for Assembly candidate Rob McCoy

Support from the community for Assembly candidate Rob McCoy

Timothy J. Bond,  Thousand Oaks I would like to share a letter I submitted to the Ventura County Star a few days prior to their announcement that they endorse the Big Government Progressive candidate over the Conservative candidate, Rob McCoy. I think the readers here understand what Jacqui Irwin is all about so I won’t […]

Assembly, Congressional candidates to debate this weekend

Assembly, Congressional candidates to debate this weekend

By George Miller In the CA 26th Congressional District, which is most of Ventura County and parts of LA County in Malibu and West San Fernando Valley, Incumbent Julia Brownley will debate departing Assemblyman Jeff Gorell for this hotly contested seat.  Event will be at Cal State Channel Islands  Sunday night October 12  from 6:00- […]

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